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Through June 30, 2017, American Airlines are offering the biggest buy mile promotion — earn up to 100,000 bonus miles with 10% discount. With this promotion, you can buy AA miles as cheap as 1.72 cents per mile, the lowest price I have seen on purchased miles from AA in the past couple years.
In order to receive any bonus miles and discount under this promotion, you must purchase a minimum 11,000 miles. The cheapest price will kick in when you purchase the maximum 150,000 miles. You will receive 100,000 bonus miles plus 10% discount, for a total cost of $4,311.39, approximately 1.72 cents per mile.
As usual accounts less than 30 days old are not eligible for this promotion. You can only purchase up to 150,000 AA miles each calendar year. The purchase will be non-refundable and non-reversible, and purchased miles do not count towards elite status.
To purchase or gift miles, click here. American Airlines processes purchased miles directly, so be sure to use a credit card that earns a category bonus on airfare purchases, including:
- The Platinum cards from American Express – 5 points per dollar spent;
- Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express – 3 points per dollar spent;
- Citi Prestige – 3 points per dollar spent;
- Chase Sapphire Reserve – 3 points per dollar spent;
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 3 points per dollar spent.
(SEE ALSO: Top Credit card offers for June 2017)
I have lots of AA miles so I won’t participate in this promotion. Most of my AA miles were used for traveling to Asia in business or first class on Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific in the past couple years, since AA has been pretty bad in releasing awards on its own flights.
Do you plan to buy AA miles through this promotion?